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Computed tomography (CT) imaging of the heart has advanced rapidly, and it is now possible to perform a comprehensive assessment at a low radiation dose. CT myocardial perfusion imaging can provide additive information to CT coronary angiography, and is particularly useful in patients with heavily calcified coronary arteries or coronary artery stents. A number of protocols are now available for CT myocardial perfusion including static, dynamic, and dual-energy techniques. This review will discuss the current status of CT myocardial perfusion imaging, its clinical application, and future directions for this technology.

Original publication




Journal article


Clin radiol

Publication Date





739 - 749


Computed Tomography Angiography, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Artery Disease, Forecasting, Humans, Image Enhancement, Radiation Dosage, Radiation Exposure, Radiation Protection, Radiography, Dual-Energy Scanned Projection